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Thrax


Vassal of The Crown


Words: "Tears in our wake, never at our wake."
Sigil: A blood-red wake widening behind a sea serpent.
Nickname: Sea serpents.

After the complete destruction of House Marin during the Reckoning, it did not take much time for House Thrax to assert their dominance over all of the Mourning Isles and claim all of the isles in the eastern seas as their own. Warlike and aggressive, the seaborn reavers of House Thrax have warred against every other great house in the Compact at some time or another, and even staged a violent overthrow of House Grayson during the Crownbreaker Wars for the short-lived Thrax Dynasty. However little House Thrax is liked, they command respect and fear due to their overwhelming power at sea, which in turn has made them traditional allies of House Velenosa due to the latter's great degree of seaborne shipping.

Nobility of the Mourning Isles are known to be some of the most pragmatic, disciplined and traditional in all of Arvum. To an Isles peer, there is no greater shame than to bring dishonor upon your house. They have long advocated for the needs of one's institutions and family before the individual, giving them a strong respect for hierarchy and bloodlines. Thraxian culture is strict - the lower will always serve the higher and anyone can be sacrificed to preserve tradition.


Members

Name Rank Title Description
Victus 1 Ruling Prince Prince of Maelstrom - High Lord of the Mourning Isles
Margot 2 Voice Duchess of Tyde Hall
Alarissa 2 Voice Princess Consort of Maelstrom - Minister of Welfare
Natasha 2 Voice Princess - Minister of Loyalty
Dagon 3 Noble Family Duke Consort of Tyde Hall - Sword of Maelstrom
Denica 3 Noble Family Princess
Fatima 3 Noble Family Princess
Jasher 3 Noble Family Prince
Castiel 3 Noble Family Prince
Merida 3 Noble Family Princess
Seva 3 Noble Family Princess
Gideon 3 Noble Family Prince
Galen 3 Noble Family Prince - Warlord of Thrax - Marshal of the Legion
Cassima 3 Noble Family Princess
Caith 3 Noble Family Princess
Sorrel 3 Noble Family Princess - Knight Grandmaster of the Order of East Light
Romulius 3 Noble Family Prince - Sword of New Hope
Coraline 3 Noble Family Princess
Catriona 3 Noble Family Princess
Leonidas 3 Noble Family Prince
Klaus 3 Noble Family Prince - Captain of the Footmen
Raimon 3 Noble Family Prince - Captain of the Pike
Vega 3 Noble Family Princess
Alecstazi 3 Noble Family Prince
Tyrus 3 Noble Family Prince - Captain of the Dromonds
Sylvi 3 Noble Family Princess
Maren 3 Noble Family Former Princess
Lustry 3 Noble Family Princess
Carita 4 Trusted House Servants Countess of Darkwater Watch - Ruler of Darkwater - Minister of Finance
Skye 4 Trusted House Servants Former Baroness of New Hope
Sparte 4 Trusted House Servants Stoat Man - Victus' Protege
Zyanya 4 Trusted House Servants
Cordelia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Turo 5 Noble Vassals Count of Escuma - Ruler of Navegant
Venta 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Darkwater - Former Countess of Darkwater
Octavia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Calliope 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Cecilia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Valdemar 5 Noble Vassals Duke of Grihem's Point - Ruler of Grimhall
Atrid 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Darkwater
Marina 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Ember 5 Noble Vassals Countess of Redreef Shores - Ruler of Redreef
Edward 5 Noble Vassals Baron of Whitefrost - Ruler of Stormbreak
Baltus 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Darkwater
Azova 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Darkwater
Wash 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex
Catalana 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex - Voice of House Kennex
Jan 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Victoria 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Declan 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Tyde
Regla 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Navegant - Sword of Escuma
Estil 5 Noble Vassals Voice of Navegant
Lethe 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Tyde
Archeron 5 Noble Vassals Voice of Tyde
Ian 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex - Sword of Stormward
Annika 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Navegant
Dion 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Navegant
Christine 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Arcelia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Navegant
Aethan 5 Noble Vassals Duke Regent of Stormward - Ruler of Kennex
Faelan 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Navegant
Vanora 5 Noble Vassals Duchess Consort of Grihem's Point - Voice of House Grimhall
Erasmus 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Tyde
Iseulet 5 Noble Vassals Marquessa of Elune - Ruler of Seryn
Dycard 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Blackshore - Voice of House Blackshore
Vera(RIP) 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Melaeris
Sinclair(RIP) 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Melaeris
Zoey 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex - Voice of House Kennex
Ingvar 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Grimhall
Eamon 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Darkwater
Ingrid 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Fredrik 5 Noble Vassals Count of Redkeep - Ruler of Redtyde
Pepper 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Navegant
Constantine 5 Noble Vassals Voice of Kennex
Erik 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Grimhall
Garret 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Navegant
Cornelius 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Blackshore - Voice of House Blackshore
Sanya 5 Noble Vassals Voice of Grimhall
Jace 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Redreef - Sword of Redreef Shores
Lilith(RIP) 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Melaeris - Voice of House Melaeris
Scythia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef - Voice of House Redreef
Rowynna 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Blackshore
Zorianna 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Blackshore
Katya 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Filusae 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Tyde
Evander 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex
Delfina 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Darkwater
Radhilde 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Tyde
Aelgar 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Navegant
Lilia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Scirocco 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Grimhall
Gogil 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Redreef
Aedric 5 Noble Vassals Baron of New Hope - Ruler of Blackshore
Seroza 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Grimhall
Gunnar(RIP) 5 Noble Vassals Marquis Consort of Astarrea - Voice of House Melaeris
Wulfrum 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Darkwater
Valerian 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex
Rorik 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex
Mikael 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Kennex
Meara 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Kennex
Scylla 5 Noble Vassals Baroness of Tresova - Ruler of Stormblood
Tatyana 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Haakon 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Eswynd - Sword of Eswynd Rock
Gehenna 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Nimue 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Griffin 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Redreef
Quinley 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Blackshore
Sedna 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Annabella 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Grimhall
Lucaj 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Grimhall
Oskar 5 Noble Vassals Marquis of Eswynd Rock- Ruler of Eswynd
Norah 5 Noble Vassals Marquessa Consort of Eswynd Rock
Branimir 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Eswynd
Temira 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Eswynd
Trueth 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Odin 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Eswynd
Shyanne 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Eswynd
Castinus 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Blackshore
Sivana 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Blackshore
Medeia 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Eswynd
Maya 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Helewise 5 Noble Vassals Lady of Redreef
Reve 5 Noble Vassals Lord of Darkwater
Donella 6 Family Emeritus Former Princess - Princess Consort of the Northlands
Jaenelle 6 Family Emeritus Former Princess - Archduchess-Regent of the Lyceum
Rien(RIP) 6 Family Emeritus
Zaina 7 Known Commoners
Perrach 7 Known Commoners
Dayton 7 Known Commoners
Haati 7 Known Commoners
Jephray 7 Known Commoners
Naomi 7 Known Commoners
Krarstin 7 Known Commoners
Ulfric 7 Known Commoners
Archene 7 Known Commoners
Lucius 7 Known Commoners
Kiaaleia 7 Known Commoners
Skapti 7 Known Commoners
Persephone 7 Known Commoners
Caspian 7 Known Commoners
Thesbe 7 Known Commoners
Ethan 7 Known Commoners
Bellona 7 Known Commoners
Ahrsen 7 Known Commoners
Zyn 7 Known Commoners
Valarian 7 Known Commoners
Destin 7 Known Commoners
Karina 7 Known Commoners
Elpenor 7 Known Commoners
Grindol 7 Known Commoners
Severine 7 Known Commoners
Ajax 7 Known Commoners
Viveka 7 Known Commoners
Helle 7 Known Commoners
Oberyn 7 Known Commoners
Bjorn 7 Known Commoners
Kalivan 7 Known Commoners
Gesa 7 Known Commoners
Emmerly 7 Known Commoners
Pyotr 7 Known Commoners
Elfriede 7 Known Commoners
Robert 7 Known Commoners
Rikako 7 Known Commoners
Orchid 7 Known Commoners
Ephrath 7 Known Commoners
Neviah 7 Known Commoners
Siobhan 7 Known Commoners
Moire 7 Known Commoners
Dacian 7 Known Commoners
Galavan 7 Known Commoners
Ksenia 7 Known Commoners
Nanette 7 Known Commoners
Saga 7 Known Commoners
Basilio 7 Known Commoners
Serapion 7 Known Commoners
Dara 7 Known Commoners
Zoya 7 Known Commoners
Martinique 7 Known Commoners
Tulasam 8 Sworn Commoners
Nekarris 9 Forgotten Commoners
Reveka 9 Forgotten Commoners Don't Ask

Ruler: Victus


Minister Category Title
Sorrel Productivity Minister of Charters
Galen Warfare Warlord of Thrax
Skye Upkeep Minister of Infrastructure
Carita Income Minister of Finance
Catalana Population Minister of Welfare
Natasha Loyalty Minister of Intelligence

Land Holdings

Maelstrom

Description: Located in the heart of the Mourning Islands, Maelstrom is a mighty fortress with a bloody history of brutal domination over the surrounding isles - it is also the name of the large island over which this fortress looms. Heavily populated under its unyielding watch, thralls labor and die under the shadow of the fortress of House Thrax and surrounding city.

Landmarks: The Great Shrine of Mangata, built in 1007 AR as part of the Pilgrimage Path, is the largest of its kind in Arvum. It is home to the Mangata Colossus, an imposing statue carved in the Goddess' likeness that towers over Maelstrom's dockyard. While intimidating in stature, the statue is regarded as a representation of hope. The colossus holds a burning brazier in its outstretched hand, acting as a beacon to all ships sailing into Thrax's capital. The fire held by the colossus was carried from Lagoma's Eternal Flame in Arx.

After the Gyre War, a significant portion of the fields outside Maelstrom was cleared to make way for a memorial. The Graveyard of Swords was dedicated to those soldiers slain at Setarco and Stormwall. With either the bodies of the dead or an item of theirs being buried, and a steel sword driven into the ground where they rest. The field was left with room to expand. The number of swords has slowly grown with time as more valiant soldiers have passed. It is said to be a breathtaking sight when the sun's rays reflect off the blades.

The Maelstrom Lodge of Petrichor has been built, providing agricultural development and survival training.

The Marie Thrax Universities of Order and Economics have been built on the bay.

Part of the Kismet Carnivals.

Part of the Seacoast Watch of the Mourning Isles, built in 1013

Trends: A degree of religious revival is noticed in Thrax, as the shrine has been built and many and more are turning to the Faith during difficult times.

After a period of reformation to the system of thralldom, the current Prince of Maelstrom has announced his intent to see thralldom utterly abolished. The proclamation has been met with approval from much of the Compact, but has utterly infuriated the traditionalist majority of the Mourning Isles.